August Reading Wrap-Up

So I’m going to go back to separating this and my TBR posts. Feels like less work (if that makes any sense) and I can put more emphasis on the mini reviews for the books I’ve read. Also it gives me a few more days to think of what I want to read next month.

This month I read through three books, or two books depending on how you count them.

A Walk to Remember | by: Nicholas Sparks ★★★★★

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I loved the movie adaptation when it first came out. Sparks’ books are not my usual sort of thing but the kindle version was on sale recently and I figured it was worth a try. It was definitely good for when I was just in the mood for some light reading. I really enjoyed reading the story how it was originally told although I think I’m always going to prefer the movie just a bit more since it’s been one of my favorites for so long. I still loved it though.

Ready Player One | by: Ernest Cline ★★★☆☆

This is one I’ve wanted to read for a little while. I figured a book filled with video game and 80’s pop culture references would be a book I thoroughly enjoyed. I was so disappointed that this wasn’t the case. I spent most of the time reading this bored out of my mind. The only reason I didn’t put it down is because I really wanted to find out how they found the damn easter egg. It kept me interested just enough but there was way too much exposition for my liking, and while it was filled with the awesome video game and 80’s references I was so looking forward to, the author felt the need to explain just about every single one of them.

Doctor Who: Who-ology | by: Cavan Scott, Mark Wright ★★★★☆

Okay, so this isn’t a novel but it was still a fun book to peruse through. It’s been on my shelf for a while and I’ve picked it up to look at random bits of it here and there but this was the first time I’ve flipped through the whole thing. No I didn’t read every word in it (this thing was filled with a lot of charts) but for someone who loves this show it was full of a lot of interesting information.

Goodreads Challenge: 27/24


July Wrap-Up and August TBR

I managed to get a lot of reading done this month. Vacations are amazing like that sometimes.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | by: Malala Yousafzai

I didn’t think it was possible for me to admire this young woman any more than I already did but reading this book did just that. Before the day that she was almost killed by the Taliban, I had never heard of her before so this book was a great and inspirational read.

A Million Junes | by: Emily Henry

This was a cute story. Magical realism is always great when it is done well and I think that this book did it very well. The end had me rolling my eyes a little but it was still an enjoyable read.

The Grownup | by: Gillian Flynn

This one is a short story that I had gotten in one of my Book of the Month boxes. It was a couple days before we left for our trip and my new books hadn’t arrived in the mail yet and I was looking for something quick to read. It was certainly a good story and not at all what I thought it was going to be. I recommend it.

Men Explain Things To Me | by: Rebecca Solnit

I haven’t read too many feminist books and this one has been on my radar for a while. I found it for a decent price and so figured it was about time. It was also a title that I knew would annoy the crap out of my father so it seemed the perfect choice for our vacation.

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto | Jessa Crispin

This book I came across while I was looking at the one above. I have to admit that I didn’t agree with everything that she said but I can’t deny that she does bring up a few good points.

Crooked Kingdom | by: Leigh Bardugo

And last but not least, the conclusion to the Six of Crows duology. I loved this book just as much as I loved the first one, and it killed me a little when it was over. I won’t spoil any of it for you guys but even though I had already been spoiled for the ending I was still not ready.

With those six books finished I am happy to say that my reading goal of 24 books has been complete, and with five months left in the year. *Happy dance*

For this month I think I’m mostly just going to wing it. I can’t really decide what I want to read so I’ll just pick them up as I feel like it. I have already started reading one book though:

Ready Player One

Ready Player One | by: Ernest Cline

This one has been on my book shelf for a little while and one that I want to get read before the movie comes out next year. Plus it was sort of calling me when I was staring at my self last night.

So that’s it for now. What are all of you guys planning to read this month?